[Catalyst] list of perl-*.rpm files for a basic Cat install

Daniel Hulme st at istic.org
Sun Aug 17 20:56:32 BST 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 08:26:25PM +0100, Dermot wrote:
> > But right now, the only thing RHEL/CentOS perl builds are good for is making
> > consultants like us billable hours fixing all the stupid problems and/or
> > moving the client's platform to something else.
> Hardware manufacturer's only release drivers for distro like RHEL? I
> bet there isn't a mention of Debian or Free BSD on HP's site. What are
> the preferred disto's/OS's?
Googling {debian site:hp.com} says there are about 23,100 results.
Debian has been a good OS for servers for more than a decade. Generally
if some hardware vendor makes any drivers available, someone will
package them for Debian.

The point is, Catalyst isn't a distro war. Choose whatever distro best
suits your other needs, and then just make sure your installation has a
working Perl, either by installing the vendor Perl, or by building your
own. Just remember that if you have RHEL the first of those options

"It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle,  effective as it is,
cannot  replace  the effect  produced  by the  speed of  the horse,  the
magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel."
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